On March 20, at 9:30 p.m., Portage RCMP received a call of a shoplifter at an address in the 2100 block of Saskatchewan Avenue West.

The suspect had since left the scene, but information provided to the officers allowed them to locate him, hiding near a building close by.

The officer placed 31-year-old Austin Roulette under arrest for theft. Roulette was found to also have an outstanding Warrant of Arrest for Failing to Appear for a previous theft charge.

During the search of Roulette, a prohibited weapon was located. 

Roulette is charged with Theft Under $5,000, Unauthorized Possession of Prohibited Weapon and Possession of Weapon Dangerous to the Public.

Roulette was held and appeared in court the following day. The stolen items were returned to the business.